What a presidential aspirant told me about Buhari – Adesina
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has disclosed what a presidential aspirant told him about his boss.
This is contained in an article he posted on his Facebook page titled ‘Why I’ll vote Buhari again and again’.
The article was in reaction to declaration by the president that he would seek a second term in office next year.
“As to be expected, the notice given by President Buhari has engendered diverse emotions and reactions. The joy kiln has ben kindled in the hearts of many millions. They are exultant and ecstatic. I am in that number”, Adesina wrote.
“I’ll vote for President Buhari over and over, again and again, because he can be trusted. You can trust him with the resources of the country. He won’t filch them. You can trust him with power. He won’t misuse it. You can trust him with the well being of the land, he cares.
“I remember one night, I had gone to the residence to see the President. It was about 8 p.m, and there were just two of us in the waiting room. The other elderly fellow has held power at very senior levels in the country. He had even aspired for the highest office in the land. So, he knows what he’s talking about.
“He told me: ‘Look at this sprawling place. Just two of us waiting to see the President. It didn’t use to be like this. Up to 3 a.m daily, the place used to be like a market, filled with men, women from within and outside the country. They would come to seal all kinds of deals on petroleum, power, transport, iron and steel, and all others. And of course, the President and his household would always have a cut. The wheeler-dealers would also have their cut. Who dares approach this President with such proposals? That is why you see so much sanity here.’
“A President who won’t sell our collective patrimony while the rest of the country is sleeping. That’s the one I want. And we all know that man,” he stated.